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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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28 June 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Redemption  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,768 (USA) (28 June 2013)

Gross:

$34,956 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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This movie was also released under the name of Hummingbird. See more »

Goofs

When Cristina takes pictures of Joey at the fountain and the restaurant she uses a Nikon D300s. However, the camera which is laying on the table in the apartment is a Nikon D70s. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Sister, I'm Catholic.
Cristina: I'm not your sister. I'm drunk, and I'm up against the wall.
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Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Malka Moma Si Se Bogu Moli
("A Young Girl is Praying to God")
Written by Neli Andreeva & Georgi Genov
Performed by Neli Andreeva with the Philip Koutev Choir
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A Welcome Change Of Pace For Statham
12 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now i'm a definite fan of Jason Statham. After reading the reviews of this film iv'e realized that no matter what this man does he will not please the critics. Whenever he does what he is good at(action movies), he is just one note and doesn't do anything else. When he tries something different like in this movie, he isn't good enough for a dramatic role.Well I for one enjoyed this film as a welcome change of pace as this is his most serious/dramatic role which I felt he did a good job.

The story is dark, gritty and down to earth as many war vets suffer psychological problems and as a result end up homeless or drug addicts.The movie is very character driven, layered which adds some needed depth to a Statham movie. He plays Joey Jones, a homeless war vet traumatized by his experiences and much of the story is about his character's experience's in the underworld of London. The movie feels authentic, the way its shot on the dark London streets and also reading that their was research done on Statham's part preparing for the role.It's good to see he can do a dramatic role plus use his action strengths and kick ass when he does.

Overall, If your expecting an all out action film maybe you should watch Safe instead. However, if you want to see a darker, grittier film more deep than your typical Statham film and welcome the change of pace. I'd give it a watch and see how you like it.

Overall: 7/10


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